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Setting the Records Straight - Feedback from a Stranger

Setting the Records Straight - Feedback from a Stranger
Imagine my surprise!  Sometimes I get a review from someone when I'm expecting it, but this time I read a review of my book that came as a surprise.  And she liked it!  Here is what she said: Read the Online Review Here: The Homeschool MomI recently purchased Lee Binz's book, "Setting the Records Straight: How to Craft Homeschool Transcripts and Course Descriptions for College Admissions and Scholarships". My homeschooled son is now taking high school...
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Guest — Tweets that mention Review of my book, "Setting the Records Straight" from a #homeschool mom - #homeschool -- Topsy.com
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Monday, 24 January 2011 07:57
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Living in Spain + Exploring Europe = Homeschool High School Credit

Living in Spain + Exploring Europe = Homeschool High School Credit
How glamorous is your life?   Military life overseas isn't always a piece of cake, but it certainly does have some benefits! April had a question about translating life in Spain into a high school level class.Dear Lee,Thank you for your Comprehensive Records program, it is exactly what I've been looking for!  I am already enjoying the Silver membership too.   We are military and live in Spain.  We've had the opportunity to travel here in Spain.  We've...
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Friday, 14 January 2011 00:52
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Thursday, 13 January 2011 06:48
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Online Homeschool Taskmaster

Online Homeschool Taskmaster
Online classes are a TOOL you can use.  Don't allow them to become your taskmaster. If you are using an accredited program for an online class, then you are not the teacher in charge.  The accredited teacher will provide a grade you can't alter, and your child will receive an accredited transcript that must be submitted to colleges when you apply.  However, if you are using a non-accredited program, YOU are the teacher.  Whether it's a...
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Early High School Credits or Extra Middle School Fun?

Early High School Credits or Extra Middle School Fun?
Should we count extensive European travel during middle school as early high school credit? Traveling Europe, learning foreign languages, and experiencing the art and culture of other countries is awesome!  If these were done during high school, then you can give high school credit for the whole experience. If these experiences are completed prior to high school, does it count? In  my opinion only the academic subjects taught at high school level can be counted as high school...
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Wednesday, 01 June 2011 22:11
Guest — cpascal
Foreign language learners might also be interested in language tests by the country's government in the language. For instance, th... Read More
Saturday, 01 January 2011 14:10
Guest — Tweets that mention homeschool parents can give credit for foreign languages learned and even for traveling - #homeschool -- Topsy.com
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Friday, 31 December 2010 12:03
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Are You an Assertive Homeschooler?

Are You an Assertive Homeschooler?
It never hurts to ask.  If you are denied admission because of homeschooling, be assertive, and ask tough questions!  Socially active parents can change admission policy, as I have written in the past.  If you get a barricade, and it looks like bricks, it may not be an impenetrable as it appears. Ask questions.  See second opinions.  Demonstrate facts.  Don't panic! I am planning on attending Technical College in January, but unfortunately the women over admissions...
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Tuesday, 28 December 2010 08:45
Guest — Dawn
Good to know that being assertive can get things done. Our 16yr old begins Running Start at the community college in one week and ... Read More
Tuesday, 28 December 2010 08:39
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Comprehensive Record Solution vs. Total Transcript Solution

Comprehensive Record Solution vs. Total Transcript Solution
How do you compare the Comprehensive Record Solution and the Total Transcript Solution? The key is in the name!  Do you need Comprehensive Records?  Or do you need help with a Transcript? Most parents appreciate a little help and encouragement on their homeschooling journey. My free newsletter delivers this fresh each month. Click to get some yourself: The HomeScholar Record NewsletterThe Total Transcript Solution is geared for parents who need to make a transcript. It is...
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Doubling Up on English for CLEP Tests

Doubling Up on English for CLEP Tests
Weighing the pros and cons of studying for a CLEP Exam? My son is interested in CLEP for English, but I need some help with planning this along with his other work.  He is doing an English curriculum, should he just stop it for the 8 weeks to study for the CLEP?  He already takes a long time to finish his English, especially the writing.  We are praying and weighing out the benefits and would appreciate...
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A point of clarification, there is no CLEP for English as in the study of grammar, sentence structure, etc. There is a CLEP called... Read More
Tuesday, 14 December 2010 08:37
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Homeschool Grades - Are You Too Tough?

Homeschool Grades - Are You Too Tough?
Do you grade too hard?  Or too easy?In my blog post about Reconsidering Homeschool Grades, one mother shared her experience: It is so amazing that I came across this article today because if you had published this last month I would have just ignored it, but it just so happens a college admissions officer came to visit our co-op and said these very words! She said that homeschool transcripts lacked courses designated “Honors” or “Advanced”. She...
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Do Colleges Care about Homeschool Grades?

Do Colleges Care about Homeschool Grades?
Do most colleges actually care about letter grades from homeschoolers, or are they much more interested in test scores? ~ Julie Dear Julie, Colleges really *DO* care about grades from homeschoolers.  Some colleges prefer letter grades (A, B, C) and some colleges prefer number grades (4.0, 3.0, 2.5) and other college don't have a preference as long as you give some grades at all.Colleges do care about test scores for homeschoolers, just like they care about...
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I think that's what I talk about it my free Grades and credits webinar here: http://www.thehomescholar.com/homeschool-transcripts-... Read More
Saturday, 04 December 2010 06:55
Guest — J W
Would it be OK to give A's for the subjects that come easily, B's for the subjects that didn't, and C's for subjects that were a c... Read More
Saturday, 04 December 2010 05:37
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LAUNCH OF THE COMPREHENSIVE RECORD SOLUTION AT NOON PACIFIC TODAY!!

LAUNCH OF THE COMPREHENSIVE RECORD SOLUTION AT NOON PACIFIC TODAY!!
In just a few hours the website will open up for orders of my latest solution, The Comprehensive Record Solution.    You can preview it now so that at noon you will have all the information you need to JUMP on those Fast Mover Bonuses.  Just remember, the order button will go live at exactly 12 Noon Pacific Time!Here is the link: http://www.ComprehensiveRecordSolution.com Here's a summary of what you get with The Comprehensive Record Solution:Module 1: Encourage"Getting...
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LAST CHANCE TO WIN COMPREHENSIVE RECORD SOLUTION!

LAST CHANCE TO WIN COMPREHENSIVE RECORD SOLUTION!
Today is your last chance to enter our blog contest to win The HomeScholar Comprehensive Record Solution for FREE!  Here's how it works. We want to hear about your hopes and dreams for your high school student.  I want to know what you truly believe about their future, and then....I want you to tell me how creating a beautiful comprehensive record for your child will help them achieve their potential.To enter the contest, please answer the...
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Should I Make a High School Transcript for my Homeschool 8th grader?

Should I Make a High School Transcript for my Homeschool 8th grader?
Today is a good day to work on a transcript.   Especially if you have a middle school student!Stephanie wrote on Facebook:"I'm thinking that I need to get my system in place. My daughter is in 8th grade, but she's working on a high school level so I'm going to start tracking and catching info. I know what to do from you, but now it's just the doing that I have to get started on!" If your...
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Calculating Grade Point Average - a Very Brief Review

Calculating Grade Point Average - a Very Brief Review
Calculating Grade Point AverageWhen you change grades or add classes, remember to recalculate the grade point average. 1. Multiply:  Class grade x  class credit = grade point for that class2. Add: Add all the grade points3. Divide: Take the total grade points and divide by number of credits4. Answer: grade point averageI have created a series of videos on creating great homeschool records for college.  You can find them here.
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Reconsidering Homeschool Grades

Reconsidering Homeschool Grades
Are your grades too low? When your student is doing two to four times the normal amount of work in class, it becomes even more important to consider incorporating all of their work within their transcript grade. This can happen particularly with students involved in Classical Education, or those in heavily academic homeschool co-ops.   You do not want your child to be at a competitive disadvantage when compared to their public school peers. With a Great...
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Why *NOT* all As? Most homeschoolers do their assignments until they are 100% correct. Do most colleges actually care about lett... Read More
Friday, 05 November 2010 20:22
Guest — Lee
Hi Audrey, I'm really NOT saying grades should be all A's. I'm saying that sometimes homeschoolers are MUCH harder graders than o... Read More
Friday, 05 November 2010 17:53
Guest — Audrey
Are you saying that all the grades should be "A's"? While I think taking all things into account is fair, I would imagine that a c... Read More
Friday, 05 November 2010 17:45
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Is this enough for a high school credit?

Is this enough for a high school credit?
Is this enough for a high school credit?  That depends on what YOU think - it's up to the homeschool parent! I just finished watching your webinar on the grades, credits, and transcripts. My son is in the 9th grade and I am having him go through both books of the All American History.  This is one of those curriculums that can be adjusted to all ages so they give suggestions as to what you can...
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